An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful.


Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794, French writer, journalist, playwright)


For a man to say, 'I do not want money,' is to say, 'I do not wish to do any good to my fellow men.'


Russel H. Conwell (1843-1925, American lawyer, Baptist minister, lecturer)


No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.


Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658, British Parliamentarian General)


It's them as take advantage that get advantage in this world.


George Eliot (1819-1880, British novelist)


To get it right, be born with luck or else make it. Never give up. Get the knack of getting people to help you and also pitch in yourself. A little money helps, but what really gets it right is to never -- I repeat -- never under any conditions face the facts.


Ruth Gordon


There are only two ways of getting on in the world: by one's own industry, or by the stupidity of others.


Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696, French classical writer)


You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.


John Lennon (1940-1980, British rock musician)


The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.


H.G. Wells (1866-1946, British-born American author)


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